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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Farming Today

Presented by Mark Holdstock.


Presented By: Mark Holdstock.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.48 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Reunion

5/8. Sue MacGregor reunites the team, assembled by Eddie Shah , that launched Today, Britain's first colour newspaper. in 1985. Producer David Prest Repeated from Sunday at 11.15am


Unknown: Eddie Shah
Producer: David Prest

: Book of the Week: My First Seven Years(plus a Few More)

5/5. Pa Fo's Funeral. DarioFo's father dies. The funeral is a comic farce truly worthy of him. For details see Monday Repeated at 12.30am

: Act of Worship

Led by Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Woman's Hour from 10.20

Presented by Martha Kearney.
10.45 Valley of the Dolls By Jacqueline Susann. 5/15. The Woman's Hour drama. For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Jacqueline Susann.

: Test Match SpecialEngland v Australia

Commentary on the second day's play in the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge. Including at 12.30pm News; Talking Point and at 3.10 News; Cricket Scene.
Producer Peter Baxter -approximate time


Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Last Tutor

Reginald Johnston was the only Scot to work in Beijing's Forbidden City. Born in Edinburgh in 1874, he was an explorer, writer and tutor to the last emperor of China. Chris Dolan unravels this fascinating life with an exploration of personal letters that illuminate Johnston's remarkable achievements, including his appointment as a Mandarin of the highest rank. Producer Fiona Croall


Unknown: Reginald Johnston
Producer: Fiona Croall

: Street and Lane

2/4. Blues on the Stairs. Johnny Street and Arthur Lane , our two Yorkshire builders in a white van, tackle the tricky task of a piano perilously perched on the Edwardian staircase of feisty music teacher Mrs Priam-Rhodes . By Dave Sheasby and Ian McMillan.


Unknown: Johnny Street
Unknown: Arthur Lane
Unknown: Mrs Priam-Rhodes
Unknown: Dave Sheasby
Unknown: Ian McMillan.
Johnny Street: Nick Lane
Mrs Priam-Rhodes: Margaret Robertson
Arthur Lane: Fine Time Fontayne
Ben Nevis: Kenny Blythe
Producer/Director: David Hunter

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay. Including at 12.30 Face the Facts.
6/6. Investigating the four privately run institutions set up to deal with offenders, some of whom are as young as 12. Concerns have been raised about secure training centres since the first one opened in 1998. Back then there were reports of high staff turnover, children out of control and overuse of physical restraint. John Waite discovers how much has changed. Series editor Andrew Smith Face the Facts repeated on Sunday at 9pm PHONE: [number removed] email: youandyours@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Liz Barclay.
Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Andrew Smith

: The World at One

News and analysis, with Nick Clarke. Editor Colin Hancock


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Colin Hancock

: A World In Your Ear

4/7. Rosie Goldsmith hears how politics is reported by radio stations, from South Africa to Ecuador to Ireland. And she asks legendary American broadcaster Studs Terkel for tips on the political interview. Producer Anna Raphael Repeated on Sunday at 8pm


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Unknown: Studs Terkel
Producer: Anna Raphael

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Bottled Up

What do you do when the love of your life dies? Gavin (played by Charles Dale ) finds comfort in a small bottle of blue fluid. By Nick Day. Music by Andrew Green , performed by Andrew Green and Justin Pearson Producer/Director Janet Hampson


Played By: Charles Dale
Unknown: Nick Day.
Music By: Andrew Green
Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Justin Pearson
Director: Janet Hampson

: Veg Talk

9/9. Chef and fishmonger Mitchell Tonks talks fish and answers listeners' culinary questions with Gregg Wallace and Charlie Hicks. Producer Paula McGinley PHONE: [number removed] Lines open from 1.30pm


Talks: Mitchell Tonks
Unknown: Gregg Wallace
Unknown: Charlie Hicks.
Producer: Paula McGinley

: Job's Skin

5/5. A torrent of ill fortune affects Job. Though practically bankrupt and losing his two sons in an international disaster, he continues to count his blessings. Written and read by Alasdair Gray. Producer Bruce Young


Read By: Alasdair Gray.
Producer: Bruce Young

: Ballast

5/5. Millions of gallons of water used as ballast on modern ships move around the world every day, but sometimes the small creatures that hitch a lift in the tanks can have a devastating effect on their new home. Fordetails see Monday

: Word of Mouth

4/8. Michael Rosen presents the series that takes a close look at the words we use, where they come from and how we play with them. This week, as part of BBC Voices, our research in America throws light on the language of hobOS. Producer Miles Warde Repeated on Sunday at 8.30pm Listening to Britain: page 19


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: The Message

Jenni Murray and her guests engage in lively debate on how media trends affect our lives. Producer ceciie Wright


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: PM

News and analysis, with Eddie Mair. Editor Peter Rippon


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: Dead Ringers

2/2. Another chance to hear the team in an Edinburgh Festival special from 2004. With Jan Ravens ,
Jon Culshaw , Kevin Connolly , Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell.
Producers Katie Marsden and Katie Tyrrell Repeated tomorrow at 12.30pm BBC AUDIO: Episodes from both the BBC Radio 4 and TV series, both featuring Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens , are available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com and from all good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]


Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Unknown: Mark Perry
Unknown: Phil Cornwell.
Producers: Katie Marsden
Producers: Katie Tyrrell
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Jan Ravens

: The Archers

Emma has an anniversary to forget.
For cast see page 35 Written by Carole Simpson Solazzo ; Director Kate Oates ; Editor Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send an SAE to [address removed]


Written By: Carole Simpson Solazzo
Director: Kate Oates
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn

: Front Row

Arts news, interviews and reviews, with Kirsty Lang. Producer Kirsty Pope


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.
Producer: Kirsty Pope

: Valley of the Dolls

5/15. Anne has fallen in love with handsome Englishman Lyon Burke. Her friendship with torch singer Helen Lawson is put to the test.
For cast and details see Monday Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Lyon Burke.
Singer: Helen Lawson

: Straw Poll

5/6. Debate on issues of perennial interest, chaired by Nick Clarke in front of a specially invited audience.
Listeners can vote on the motion: "Our examination system has failed." From Sir John Cass Foundation and Redcoat School, Stepney Way, London.
Producer Nick Utechin Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm
To vote YES dial [number removed]0311 To vote NO dial [number removed]0322
Calls cost lOp Lines are open after 8.50pm until 2.20pm tomorrow


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: A Point of View

5/13. New York resident and former Sunday Times editor Harold Evans comments on topical events.
Producer Maria Balinska Repeated on Sunday at 8.50am


Editor: Harold Evans
Producer: Maria Balinska

: The Friday Play: Bodies in Motion and at Rest

A blackly humorous and moving drama, based on the autobiographical writings of Thomas Lynch , undertaker and award-winning poet. When his father dies on holiday, Tom gathers his travelling kit of embalming supplies and catches the next plane to Florida. As he begins work on his father's body, he looks back on growing up as the son of an undertaker in the small town of Milford, Michigan.
Produced, directed and adapted by Kate McAII


Unknown: Thomas Lynch
Adapted By: Kate McAii
Tom Lynch: Ed Begley Jr
Eddie: Richard Kind
Tom's father: Francis Guinan
Tom's mother: Roxanne Hart
Tom (aged 9): Forrest Landis
Tom (aged 18): Michael Weston
Nancy: Shirley Knight
Russ: Robert MacHray
LtGilligan: Jamie Hanes

: The World Tonight

News and analysis with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Aiistair Burnett


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Aiistair Burnett

: Book at Bedtime: The Sheltering Sky

5/10. Port and Kit travel to Bou Noura while Tunner is driven to Messad by the Lyles. For details see Monday

: Off the Page

6/11. The Road to Hell. Matthew Parris asks writer Helen Walsh , actor Jay Benedict and performance poet Attila the Stockbroker to write about a personal and particularly sulphurous road to hell. Producer Miles Warde


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Helen Walsh
Unknown: Jay Benedict
Producer: Miles Warde

: Sweet Tea and Cigarettes

Journalist John Collis lives in the same south London road where Britain's most prolific writer - Edgar Wallace - once lived. Wallace's life was extraordinarily varied and colourful; at the height of his popularity in the 1920s he was responsible for a quarter of all books sold in Britain. He died in Hollywood as filming had just begun on a film based on one of his stories - King Kong. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: John Collis
Unknown: Edgar Wallace
Producer: Julian Mayers

: News

: Book of the Week: My First SevenYears (plus a Few More)

5/5. ByDarioFo. Repeated from 9.45am

: World Today

: Analysis

: News

: News

: The interview

: News

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